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1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New Family Social. However, the majority are matched with a single child first or are told no suitable match is available. The report Strength in Numbers: LGBT people on adopting siblings recommends that when approved LGBT […]

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Same-sex marriage comes to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man’s new Marriage and Civil Partnership Act has been granted royal assent, which means same-sex couples will soon be able to tie the knot on the island. The Act is based upon the same one in England and Wales, which made same-sex marriage legal in 2013. The Isle of Man is not […]

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Unison launches survey on public spending cuts

The cuts in public spending on services affects us all in various ways, but how has it affected the LGBT+ community? Unison has commissioned NatCen Social Research to find out and you can help by filling in the survey. The study will help Unison better understand and re-act to the effect of reductions in public […]

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Abingdon refuses to fly rainbow flag

Organisers of Oxford Pride have expressed their anger at a vote by Abingdon Town Council not to fly a rainbow flag at the town hall, citing worries about how the town will be viewed if it does. The council met recently and voted 7 to 6 not to fly the flag, with one Councillor asking […]

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Pope calls for apology to homosexuals

Pope Francis has broken further with the traditional Catholic view of homosexuality by saying openly that the Church should not just respect homosexuals but apologise to them for the way they have been treated. While talking to reporters on a flight to Rome after his recent trip to Armenia, the pontiff was asked if he […]

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Research shows LGBT+ still hide their identity

New research undertaken by Pride in London, the charity which is responsible for organising Pride events in London, shows that may LGBT+ people still feel the need to hide their sexuality or their gender.  More than 1000 LGBT+ British people were surveyed and 74% felt that they needed to lie about their orientation or gender […]

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Chance to see first ever TV lesbian kiss

A BBC drama which includes the first ever lesbian kiss has now been made available at the BBC store to mark the start of LGBTQ festival in London. The half-hour drama called Girl was broadcast in 1974 and stars Gavin and Stacy actor Alison Steadman. The army-based story line also stars Myra Frances as the […]

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UK holds vigils for Orlando

Thousands of LGBTs and their allies gathered last night across the world for vigils to mark the worse homophobic hate crime perpetrated on US soil ever. Orlando was naturally the centre of the grief and in the city there was a two hour event with a series of speakers a moving performance by the Orlando […]

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Outgoing Mayor Appointed Reading Pride Patron

Reading Pride is delighted to announce that outgoing Mayor of Reading Councillor Sarah Hacker has agreed to become the charity’s new patron. Councillor Hacker handed over the Mayoral chains to Mohammed Ayub last week following a year in which she has helped many organisations, and raised over £10,000 for her chosen charities. Of her new role […]

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IDAHOT – Celebrating our own diversity

Ross Davies is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the National Assembly for Wales. He talks to Fyne about the importance of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). “Each year on 17 May, people across the world mark IDAHOBIT to celebrate the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientations. The day is used […]

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Clarkson hits out at gender-neutral toilets in The House

Jeremy Clarkson, who it is reported has no experience of gender issues or formal gender studies education, has lashed out […]

Western-Super-Mare Pride returns to Grove Park

This year WSM Pride is returning to Grove Park on Saturday 30th July and brings to the town energy, fun […]

H&M recruits Caitlyn Jenner for new campaign

  Clothing company H&M have recruited Caitlyn Jenner to be the face of their new sportswear campaign.  Launched just a […]

1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New […]

Same-sex marriage comes to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man’s new Marriage and Civil Partnership Act has been granted royal assent, which means same-sex couples will […]

Election of Methodist Bishop could split the Church

The Methodist Church in the USA is facing a possible split after an openly gay women was elected as a […]